• How Captions and Transcripts Help Students with Dyslexia

    "Closed captioning and transcripts are among the tools that have been found to be very useful for alleviating difficulties with reading, spelling, writing, comprehension, and focus."

  • European Standards for Making Information Easy to Read and Understand

    "Make your information accessible! Having information is important for people with intellectual disabilities. To learn new things. To take part in society. To know their rights and stand up for them. To decide and make their own choices. People with intellectual disabilities have the right to get information that is easy to read and understand."

  • Multi-Perspective Context Matching for Machine Comprehension

    "... we propose a Multi-Perspective Context Matching (MPCM) model, which is an end-to-end system that directly predicts the answer beginning and ending points in a passage ... Experimental result on the test set of SQuAD shows that our model achieves a competitive result on the leaderboard."

  • Blind Arduino Project

    "The Blind Arduino Project grew out of a community effort led by Dr. Miele in late 2015 to better understand barriers faced by blind people wanting to participate in the vibrant global culture of DIY hardware prototyping. Arduino is an inexpensive, open-source electronics platform used by everyone from young hobbyists to high-tech developers to build computerized devices integrating sensors, motors, displays, wireless communications, and a host of other tools."

  • You Can Now Comprehend Any Scientific Paper Using This Site

    "Call upon the aid of artificial intelligence and meet Iris.AI. It’s a tool that gives you a shortcut to all the science that’s out there on the web. It acts as a science assistant and makes sense of any openly available scientific paper you come across."

  • Teaching Machines to Read and Comprehend

    "Teaching machines to read natural language documents remains an elusive challenge. Machine reading systems can be tested on their ability to answer questions posed on the contents of documents that they have seen, but until now large scale training and test datasets have been missing for this type of evaluation. In this work we define a new methodology that resolves this bottleneck and provides large scale supervised reading comprehension data. This allows us to develop a class of […]

  • Google DeepMind Teaches Artificial Intelligence Machines to Read

    "The best way for AI machines to learn is by feeding them huge data sets of annotated examples, and the Daily Mail has unwittingly created one."

  • Reading Adaptations for People with Cognitive Disabilities: Opportunities

    "Some people with cognitive disabilities have difficulty with aspects of reading other than seeing and decoding text. The aim of this note is to bring to the Symposium a number of opportunities for research that may lead to ways to adapt textual content so as to make it easier to read for these people."

  • Social Networking Service for People with Cognitive or Speech and Language Impairments

    "Social media has become an important tool for social networking. However, most social networking services are very challenging for people with learning disabilities or cognitive impairments. The problems are mostly related to understanding the different concepts of the environment and related terminology, but the accessibility and usability problems common to all internet services also apply.

  • Including Easy to Read, Legibility and Readability into Web Engineering

    "This position paper discusses the feasibility and a possible structure to include "Plain Language" or "Easy to Read" into the process and workflow of Web-engineering regarding the inherent (or micro-) workflow of authoring in "Plain Language" or "Easy to Read", and the (meta-) workflow of authoring and designing for the web in general. Following studies of Web-Engineering workflows and experiences out of day by day practice, legibility and […]